How Warriors can benefit from changes to NBA's two-way contract rules

Drew Shiller
·2 min read

How Warriors can benefit from changes to two-way contract rules originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

As details regarding the 2020-21 NBA season have surfaced over the last couple of weeks, you might have been asking yourself: "What is going to happen with two-way contracts?"

We are here to provide you with some answers.

The Warriors have greatly benefitted from two-way deals since they first were implemented during the 2017-18 season, and surely will like these tweaks.

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Golden State has three players -- Juan Toscano-Anderson, Mychal Mulder and Ky Bowman -- on non-guaranteed contracts for the upcoming season, and there isn't space for everybody on the Opening Night roster.

It's possible that two of them end up staying with the franchise on two-way contracts, which would give the Warriors a very deep roster as all three have proven they can contribute at the NBA level. It also provides the franchise some continuity because the coaching staff and front office are familiar with their skill sets.

Another potential outcome is the Warriors using one (or both) of their two-ways on players selected in the NBA draft. Don't forget that Golden State has two second-round picks -- No. 48 and No. 51 -- that could be candidates for those spots.

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With the draft Wednesday and free agency opening Friday, we might know all of the roster specifics by this weekend or early next week.

Then again, Golden State could use training camp and preseason games before making any final decisions on the back end of the roster.

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